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that are expected to pour into the city. transforming the entire skyline. and this is ground zero first in mission street san francisco. home of the future transbay tower which could be the tallest building on the west coast. >> it's coming whether we prepare for it or not. and so we need to prepare for it. >> reporter: are we prepared for it? >> no. we're not prepared for it. >> reporter: signs of the strain are already on the rise with rocketing rents causing more and more evictions. >> the city an economy are blooming for people with access to greater education, more experience in high-tech industry, and not necessarily people who are in our neighborhoods. >> reporter: gabriel metcalf of the san francisco planning and research association understands the apprehension. >> people are really afraid especially renters like me if you lose your apartment, you have to move out of the city most likely. >> reporter: speaking of moving, a just released mayoral
task force report estimates the city will need to spend $10 billion on roadways and transportation just to keep pace with the growth. >> we are going to be in for a world of hurt if we don't start aggressively investing in transit. >> reporter: are we looking at gridlock? >> yes. i'm already seeing it. >> on muni now, it has $2.2 billion in unfunded deferred maintenance. >> reporter: the building goes on and on and on with the next big project being the planned warriors arena on the waterfront which is enjoying a growing support despite critic charges that it's too big and will be a traffic nightmare. according to a new kpix 5/surveyusa poll, support for the arena is up 5% to 64% with the biggest concern being that the arena will take space away from the public and small businesses. but these days, the city overall seems to be thinking big. very big. and that's a far cry from just a few years ago when the city
turned around and said no to growth and imposed controls on it. but now after the recession, the economy is picking up, from the looks of things so is the attitude of the public. elizabeth? >> phil, you know, it's obvious that traffic will and could be a major problem but what about the rent that skyrocketing rent? is there a plan to add more affordable housing with this boom? >> reporter: you know, it's really tough. san francisco has always had a tough time with that and so does the bay area. most of the housing going in that you saw, those high-rises and these behind me they are for high-end people that cost a lot of money for those. to build those however you have to add in money for low cost affordable housing low cost but the middle people rarely qualify for the low cost and don't have the money for the big. so watch for mayor lee in the coming months to try to come up with some kind of plan because he is already feeling the political heat from people who are feeling they are getting squeezed out. >> thank you. a number of bay area oil companies are making the case to the air quality board in
hopes of expanding their operations. the most controversial project is including transporting crude oil by train not ship. allen martin reports. >> reporter: the protestors were out on the sidewalk in san francisco today as the air quality district heard from all sides. supporters say the projects will bring jobs to the area. but opponents worry about the effect that those projects could have for years to come. even before the air quality management district took public comment, a message was being delivered. >> happen right now to make a difference to change the laws for the bay area. >> reporter: by those opposed to the four energy projects being considered. the district board heard about plans by phillips 66, west pack, chevron and va rare row. it's valero proposing a facility that could take delivery of crude oil brought in by railcar. >> that project is to bring in crude, to bring in 70,000 barrels of crude by rail as opposed to bringing it in by
ship. >> reporter: the oil that would be unloaded from railcars and refined in benicia is what many consider a lower quality dirtier crude oil high in sulphur called tar sand. valero told the board it wouldn't increase emissions. even though the four proposals come from four oil companies with four different goals, many people who have environmental concerns believe that added together, those projects could be an environmental disaster. andres soto lives in richmond and remembers well chevron's explosion and refinery fire in august 2012. >> people here in the bay area are now waking up to the fact that the big oil has plans for our bay area and they are trying to sneak it in through the back door, the side door and any way they can without fully disclosing their intent. >> reporter: jason lives in pinole, was raised in richmond. he supports his ironworkers union and the possibility of more jobs. but he says he has to explain to his two daughters the
environmental impact that the refineries have had. >> our generation has to face it. we have to take steps and fix it. we got get that we'll rolling. >> reporter: valero's project to install that railcar unloading facility for crude oil is under environmental review and benicia is supposed to issue its draft environmental impact report this month. >> there are a number of these oil by rail projects going on right now. where do they stand? >> one of the others is west pack the name of the oil company. it sits on the suisun bay. pittsburg is reviewing comments on the environmental impact report right now. but west pack has not even submitted its permit requests to the air quality district yet so all four of these are in different stages of progress. >> going from ship to rail. >> mm-hm. >> all right. environmental concerns notwithstanding. thanks, allen. lots of layers and scarves as temperatures across the bay area dipped even further today. if you think it's cold now, just wait. we sent our mobile weather out today first stop the berkeley
shores. the monitor showing it drops below 50 degrees there at 1:30 this afternoon. clear and chilly. pretty much the same in the oakland hills before 3 p.m. this afternoon. and 50 degrees just before 3:30 in a lot of hayward where christmas trees are now on sale. a freeze warning will take effect in fewer than three hours. chief meteorologist paul deanno is in one of the coldest spots in the bay area tonight. paul? >> reporter: castro valley is going to be in the mid- to upper 20s tomorrow morning. temperatures dropping like a rock as soon as the sun went down. this very dry cold air we have is getting even colder. we are sitting at 50 about an hour and a half ago. the kpix 5 mobile weather lab showing we are down almost to 43 degrees. it is cold and getting colder. let's review the day first because we didn't really warm up much today, did we? in napa you had a high of 53. san jose 52. livermore and concord barely
above 50 degrees for no more than 30 or 45 minutes. setting the stage for tonight, tonight will be a widespread freeze. the entire bay area with only the city of san francisco the exception. we are talking lows in the mid- 20s to the low 30s bringing the pets inside protect the plants if you can. these are some of the lows tonight. napa down to 25. redwood city 30. san jose you're going to hit 29. and livermore tonight 25 very cold degrees. some of you are saying, i don't like the cold. that's why i live in the bay area. i'll answer when the cold is going to end when we'll get back to normal in the full forecast in 10 minutes. >> thank you. our own len ramirez is in gilroy tonight where farmers are bracing for the overnight freeze, as well. lenny. >> reporter: it already feels like we're in an icebox in gilroy and there are a lot of crops in the ground so it's going to be a long night for growers in this part of the bay area. they spent the afternoon trying to make as many preparations as
they could to save their sensitive plants. with just hours to go before the coming frost -- >> yeah. they can buy. >> reporter: -- helena vogel and her workers are giving the trees a potentially life-saving white winter blanket. >> the big trees they don't get damaged as easy as the tiny ones but the small ones we really have to protect them. >> reporter: the vogels run an avocado and citrus farm outside of gilroy, six acres thousands of trees some worth as much as $10,000 apiece. workers already moved avocado trees into greenhouses and then pulled the covers up over rows of small trees to provide a warm and sunny environment inside. >> this is the most economical way for us to protect our trees. >> reporter: another citrus grower in san jose with trees too big to cover will just have to sweat out tonight's freeze warning which takes effect at 9 p.m. and runs through 9 a.m. thursday. >> get it on there. let it dry. but then you also need to cover
your plants. >> reporter: gardeners throughout the bay area are coming to their local nurseries for frost protection products. wendy of gilroy snapped up the last of the plant covers at this store in morgan hill. by noon today, they were completely sold out. >> i just planted everything. and so this is actually my first round at gardening so i was told to go out and protect it. >> reporter: workers at johnson garden center took their own advice and moved sensitive and expensive tropical plants to shelter. >> part of nursery, you know, and part of gardening. you have to be careful and protect your plants. >> reporter: we just took gilroy's temperature. it's down to 42 degrees and dropping fast. you know, growers are accustomed to the temperature being cold. and they say that it's going to be a potential disaster if there are more than one or two nights of these frosty nights. they hope it's only a night or two. but if it goes on longer than that, there could be significant crop damage. reporting live in gilroy, len ramirez, kpix 5. >> people walking around in
shorts and sunglasses a week ago. find out how cold it's going to get in your own neighborhood by logging on to kpix.com/weather. enter your zip code. police need help identifying a woman who was dragged away from a bay area bus stop. [ screaming ] >> she was trying to board an ac transit bus on calaveras boulevard in milpitas last night when a man pulled her away. the bus driver called 911 but they were already gone. it's unclear whether the two knew each other. police hope someone recognizes them from the video and can fill them in. meanwhile police in fremont want to know if anyone recognizes this guy. that guy right there, a pair of security cameras caught him rummaging through a house on eggers drive on saturday. he stole nearly $2,000 worth of belongings. if you would like to take a closer look, beasted this video on our website, as well. it's at kpix.com. click on "news." we got new video today of
the conditions crews face in their search for a san jose pilot and his family. those crews are combing through the rugged and snowy mountains of central idaho looking for 51- year-old dale smith and four of his family members. smith reported engine problems and asked for a place to land his single-engine plane on sunday. everybody had to get off and we didn't know what was going on. >> today's bart mishap just the latest in a string of high- profile problems for the agency and tonight, we ask them, what is going on?! >> the warning about holiday predators in the wake of the killing over a playstation. >> and we continue to get bombarded with calls, questions about "covered california," the state's healthcare exchange. coming up on the consumerwatch we're answering your questions live on the air. call us now 888-5-helps-u. ,,
commuters. some passengers got physically ill when the train got trapped in the oad hills tunnel this morning..
began fi another rough ride for bart commuters today. some passengers got sick when their train got trapped in the oakland hills tunnel this morning and began filling with smoke. da lin on the sudden stop that crippled yet another east bay commute. da? >> reporter: yeah, ken. this is the latest major incident in what has been a very, very difficult year for bart and its passengers. this morning, about 700 passengers were stuck in a train stuck in a tunnel waiting for rescue so we asked bart, what's going on? a scary sight in a bart car passengers helping this woman, who appeared unconscious. a rider took the cell phone video this morning after the train they were in got stuck in the berkeley hills tunnel. >> it was confusing. we didn't hear anything for 40 minutes. >> i panicked a little bit but there's not too much you can do stuck in the tunnel. >> reporter: some riders were so scared they said they don't plan to take bart again.
the transit agency has been dealing with major issues this year. two strikes, two worker fatalities, a new lawsuit, and multiple delays caused by fires like this one. >> it's been a rough year for bart. it's been a rough year for bart riders. it's been a rough year for bart employees but the best thing we can do is to work together have a renewed focus on getting that safe reliable train service. >> reporter: bart says the problems were caused by the system's aging fleet. this morning's incident was certainly another black eye for bart. they say an electrical short in the train caused the computer system to activate the emergency parking brake. >> the brakes smoke a little bit and because of where the ventilation is on the train the smoke enters the train. >> you smelled the burning electrical first and then after that, you started to see the smoke. >> reporter: after abusing stuck in the tunnel -- after being stuck in the tunnel for an hour, they returned to the
rockridge station. passengers were relieved. paramedics took nine people to the hospital and treated two at the scene. this is the woman you saw in the cell phone video. firefighters say she and others will be okay. it is bart's reputation that will take longer to recover. >> i think bart has a lot of work to do. >> reporter: bart officials say they're very, very sorry for these recent problems. in the meantime, things are back to normal for the bart system. no reported delay for the evening commute. live in oakland, i'm da lin, kpix 5. >> on the other side of the hills, hundreds more bart riders were stranded in orinda. they had to get off and wait in the parking lot while bart sorted everything out. >> it's really frustrating and our hands are tied and there's nothing to do. >> there's helicopters and fire engines. we have absolutely no idea. but everybody is trying to find a ride. >> many bart riders fled in
their cars clogging traffic on 24. others formed carpools or hopped on a bus. many stranded riders who had come from elsewhere simply had to wait it out. it's crunch time for uninsured californians. there are only a few more weeks before the deadline to sign up for coverage. so if you have questions, ask now. julie watts is in our consumerwatch call center with a team of experts from "covered california" to take your calls. julie? >> reporter: that's right. you can call now 888-5-helps-u. head to the website, kpix.com. or ask us your questions on facebook. i'm here with the foremost expert on "covered california," the head of "covered california" peter lee. so peter a lot of good questions coming in today. one of the most confusing elements is the deadline. there are a couple of deadlines one coming up this month. what is it? >> two important deadlines. december 23rd is when you need to sign up to have your coverage start january 1. we want everyone to be signed up january 1. if you miss that deadline something happens in
the month of january, you have to pay the big bill. >> reporter: but no penalty if you don't sign up by december 23? >> the other deadline is march 31. that's the end of open enrollment. you need to sign up by march 31 to avoid a penalty. that's why we want to make sure everyone pays by march 31. the big penalty is the penalty that happens if you go to the hospital and walk out with a $400,000 debt. that's the penalty people should be worried about. >> reporter: now we have been pretty gooden rolling people in california. -- good in enrolling people in california but one group is lacking spanish speakers. last month only about 3% of the enrolled were spanish speakers but they make up 30% of californians. what are we doing to outreach to that community? >> couple of things. first, we think most of the enrollment of spanish speakers and most people is going to be in their community. for example, this weekend coming up, in concord, in oakland, in san francisco, burlingame, libraries are going to have trained certified counselors to help people enroll that speak spanish. >> okay. >> you can find out about them at kpix.com. >> reporter: and you are vamping the site.
there have been a few problems with the spanish language portion of the website. you're working on that, as well. thank you so much for joining us today, peter. i really appreciate it. again, if you have any questions, phone lines are open until 7 p.m. 888-5-helps-u. coming up in just a bit we're going to talk about some of the most commonly asked questions we are getting today. >> all right, julie, thank you. going to check in with our meteorologist paul deanno right now. he is the guy over there in the other box that's shivering. [ laughter ] >> and there's good reason for that, right, paul? >> well, you got the gloves, you need the gloves tonight, i'll tell you what. it is quite chilly outside. we made it up to about 50 or 51. now we're quickly working our way back down. most of us will be in the 30s by about 8:00 tonight if not sooner. we are live in castro valley. still a weather 101 here with the mobile weather lab. current temperature 43 degrees. that's obviously. other things. the dew point the higher the dew point, the more humid the air, the lower it is, that's dry air. a dew point of 17 is super dry air. that means we are going to cool off very quickly tonight
because dry air loses its heat quicker than humid air. last thing i want to show you is thank goodness it's not that windy. the wind speed out here in castro valley is less than 1- mile-per-hour but that also means that the coldest air will be allowed to settle to the ground. the atmosphere won't be mixing much so basically we have the absolute perfect setup for a very cold night tonight. that's why we're under the freeze warning. it's entire bay area except for the city of san francisco. temperatures in the 20s to low 30s. definitely bring the pets inside. can't implore that enough. they have fur but they need to be inside. they are not used to weather this cold. these are some of your lows. san francisco will be the exception to the rule but even in the city it's going to be chilly. 39 degrees. widespread 20s maybe even teens in the north bay livermore 25, san jose 29. here's the deal. we have a big ridge of high pressure sitting off to our west now. that is like a fan of arctic air working its way through canada through the northwest, right into the bay area. that's not going away anytime soon so look at these high temperatures for you tomorrow.
napa only 48. after that cold morning in mountain view 49, concord 49 degrees. and san francisco only 49 degrees tomorrow. here is your extended forecast the next 7 days. there is an end in sight but not until next week. friday showers move through the snow level down to 1500 feet. when those showers move through some of our higher hilltops will have snow on them on saturday morning. over the weekend we'll be sunny but chilly highs still around 50 moderating a bit next week and, yes, we'll be back to the 60s by next wednesday. live outside you may be wondering why there's a castle over my shoulder. i was wondering if anybody would be golfing today at golf land castro valley the answer is since 5:00 no. it's too cold to be playing golf outdoors tonight. i'll check in in a half hour and let you know if anybody is out here but it's a cold night in castro valley. meteorologist paul deanno, back to you. >> you have to be very dedicated mini golfer to play. >> got to be. still ahead, in light of the recent homicide over a playstation, we have a warning about holiday predators. >> and how a bay area city is
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being held on 5- million dos bail tonight. prosecutors a suspect accused of killing a san francisco man over a playstation is being held on $5 million bail tonight. prosecutors call him a holiday predator. kpix 5 reporter ryan takeo on how this case is prompting a warning about the dangers of online deals. >> reporter: 21-year-old ronnie collins pictured in orange faced a judge for the first time today. police say he shot and killed another man last sunday in san francisco's bayview district. prosecutors say collins was supposed to buy a playstation 4 console. >> and after that, he reached in his coat as if he was going to get money. and instead, he pulled out the gun and stuck it through the window. >> reporter: assistant d.a. scott clark says the victim then offered to give collins the ps4. >> you know, he came in, you can have the playstation. this isn't worth it or
something to that effect. and the defendant said, nah, and pointed the gun back down at him and shot him in each arm and twice in the lower abdomen. >> reporter: clark says the suspects found the ps4 on the social media site instagram. police and the d.a. expect there will be plenty of these types of online sales during the holiday season so they sent out these warnings. >> when people are approaching you and they want to buy it you should do a little bit of due diligence. who are you? where do you live? get some basic information about them. there's nothing wrong with even asking for some kind of identification even beforehand. >> meet in a very public place whether a coffee shop or mall. >> reporter: san francisco police even offered up their stations' lobbies for meeting plays. >> i can't think of a safer place than a san francisco police station. our stations are open 24/7 and people can come in, they are more than welcome to do their transactions in our lobbies. >> reporter: a judge set the suspect's bond at $5 million. he is expected to face a murder charge, two robbery charges on monday. in san francisco, ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> and police say it was pretty
easy to catch collins, the suspect. one of the reasons he used his real name and picture on his instagram account. coming up in the next half hour, the bay area city where ecigarettes are now banned in public places. and why this could be just the start of a crackdown. >> and how a new gap ad is sparking a conversation about religion and sex. >> and our "covered california" volunteers are hard at work answering your healthcare questions. call them now at 888-5-helps-u.
they're "pitched" as a healr alternative to cigarettes... but some bay area cities a't claims of e-cigar the bay area city leading the charge on the crackdown on ecigarettes. they are pitched as a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes but some bay area cities are not buying the claims of ecigarette companies. our john ramos on a crackdown in the east bay. >> reporter: in the city of richmond, it's illegal to smoke cigarettes in any public place indoors or out or nearly anywhere elsewhere anyone else may take in the secondhand smoke but that didn't include the so-called new ecigarettes that deliver nicotine in a heated vapor form.
>> the city every richmond has been a leader in trying to protect people in secondhand smoke and ecigarette smoke is still dangerous. not as bad as secondhand smoke but still bad. >> reporter: so at tuesday night's meeting they voted unanimously to add ecigarettes to the smoking restrictions but those who like the product say hold on. at this smoke shop in concord the owner's son says he used to smoke tobacco but was able to quit by using what they prefer to call a smoke pen. the device heats up a flavored liquid that contains nicotine in various concentrations. >> nine months ago i started at a high nicotine level which is about 18 milligrams and now i'm down to zero. so all i'm doing really is just flavor. >> reporter: the people who actually manufacture the pens sold here say it's not fair to associate their product with tobacco smoke. >> first of all, there is no smoke. it's just heating up propylene glycol a food grade and vegetable glycerin food grade and pharmaceutical grade nicotine and when those chemicals react to the heat it actually turns into water vapor
once it's exhaled. >> reporter: ecigarettes have exploded in popularity and he says he doesn't even sell much tobacco anymore. you would think that could be cause for celebration but the fda, which is not regulating the product, says it has not yet been fully studied. despite the uncertainty, cal researchers at last night's meeting convinced the council to adopt the ban. >> the scientists from uc- berkeley that testified last night said there are significant detectable amounts of substances which they know get inside people from having studied it. there's not for me. >> reporter: those embracing this alternative to tobacco might need more convincing. in concord, john ramos, kpix 5. >> there's another crackdown on ecigarettes going on in los angeles. today the city council there voted unanimously to prohibit selling them to minors. bay area headlines. the beach chalet soccer fields in golden gate park got the green light for the makeover. a superior court judge ruled in favor of the renovation.
environmentalists sued over plans to install artificial turf. but their arguments were rejected. the $14 million project will take two years to complete. firefighters in san jose looking for a person whose mobile home was destroyed in an overnight fire. the fire broke out in the casa alondra mobile home park on monterey road. neighbors say luckily the owner was not home at the time. you have just a few more weeks to choose an insurance plan if you want it to take effect for the new year. we have just the folks to answer any of the questions you might have. let's go back out live to julie watts at our consumerwatch call center. a team of experts from "covered california" is there to take your calls. >> reporter: that's right. call now 888-5-helps-u. we have been fielding calls all day from people asking questions about the state's healthcare exchange. and, you know, while the california exchange hasn't been hassle-free, it has been running more smoothly than the rest of the country. in fact, let's compare enrollment numbers under
"covered california" to other states. the latest numbers show almost 80,000 californians have selected health plans. another 135,000 applicants are likely to be covered under medi- cal here in. yeah. that's a total of more than 200,000 meaning california is way ahead of the other state exchanges and washington state, for instance, they have just over 93,000 enrolled. and that includes private health plans and medicaid. oregon has signed up just 3,470. nationally add up all the states using the federal healthcare.gov and that number is just over 210,000. so enrollment is highest here in california. but again, it hasn't been hassle-free. so i am here with one of our "covered california" volunteers. and i had to ask, what is one of the most common questions you're getting today from people calling in? >> the most common question is what plan do i choose? my answer is to start at the silver plan because it is the one that has the best options based on your income, your zip
code, to get potentially the tax subsidy as well as potential help with your out of pocket costs. >> and then you can take that plan you can compare it to all the other plans to see if anything is better or worse for you, reliant? >> you can look at that particular option which is the one that is where 70% of the costs are paid by the insurance company, 30% of the costs are paid for you and within that particular metal, there are plan options and then you go to other metals. >> reporter: so there are a lot of options and you can how this is not simple. thank you so much for all your help today. certainly can be complicated and that's what we have the experts here to help. and after today, the phone lines close at 7 p.m. you can head to our website, kpix.com. and we'll be providing more resources for you after our call-in is over today. so again 888-5-helps-u. phone lines are open until 7:00, liz, after that head to kpix.com. >> sounds good. thank you, julie. and still ahead, why some
religious activists say a new gap ad is a little too sexy. >> how a family vacation changed a bay area woman's life after she came face to face with families struggling in poverty. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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quite surely they'll say, yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday. safeway. ingredients for life. sparking an uproar in the sh community.. c-b-s reporter rob jones with why some say ad "overly sexualizes" their religion. a new gap advertisement is sparking an uproar in the sikh community. why some say the ad overly sexualizes their religion. >> reporter: it's an ad that's gone viral. some call it groundbreaking. the retail giant gap published the ad in a new york city subway. it's part of the company's make love campaign but vandals replaced the words with make bombs and it went viral on twitter. here locally some sikh are
calling the ad a defamation. they are asking all sikhs offended by the ad to rally at davis this afternoon to show their displeasure. >> it should have been me up there. >> reporter: however, this person has a different perspective. >> i don't find it offensive at all. i just -- i'm really in support of it. i think they did a great job. >> reporter: he is hoping to see more ads like this. >> to be accepted for who we are, i think this is -- i think it's great. >> reporter: he says the ad is wiping away sikh stereotypes and prejudices that plagued his community for generations. he believes tomorrow's protestors are missing the big picture. he calls the sikh male model and gap stores trail blazers. >> i'm fourth generation here. okay? i know what my forefathers had to do to -- for us to be accepted and so when i drive around town or drive into san francisco get off the bay bridge, and that's the first
billboard sign i see, it's awesome. >> reporter: ron jones for kpix 5. >> organizers of the protest say they expect about 300 people to show up in front of the davis gap store in yolo county. the vacation was beautiful but the poverty was hard to ignore. >> i came back struggling with, you know, what can i do to help? >> what this bay area woman is doing now to help the people she met overseas. >> gloves on, scarves up! it is going to be a cold night. the coldest night we have seen so far this calendar year. i'm live in castro valley to talk about weather and how long this cold weather is going to stick around. that's coming up. and i'm dennis o'donnell. it's not the super bowl. it certainly has the super hype. >> if this doesn't fire up the fans, what does? >> even a 3-year-old will not miss this football game. >> what do we know about the 49ers? >> the bad guys! >> if you missed what the warriors pulled off last night -- >> steph curry, good!
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in poverty. a peninsula mother's trip to south america brought her face to face with families struggling in poverty. what she decided to do about it is kate kelly's story tonight. she has been covering the jefferson award winners since we launched the program in 2005. she joins us with today's winner. i think stacey horowitz had been thinking about ways of giving back but it was a family vacation where she couldn't shake the feeling there was something she could do for the poor families in the beautiful countries she visited. now she is helping as many as she can from right here in the bay area. reporter: reporter: >> this is a peruvian belt. >> reporter: they are colorful handcrafted works of art. >> this is all paper, paper beads, and this is coming from uganda. >> reporter: and stacey horowitz knows the story behind each and every item. >> these are from rwanda. the majority of women who make these are hiv-positive. >> reporter: from jewelry to
woven bowls and knitted sweaters stacey imports an emporium of crafts from 23 countries almost all of them made by women struggling to help their families. >> they want the same thing for their families and children as we do, they want a roof over their head, feed and educate them. >> reporter: three years ago it was her family trip to south america that inspired stacey to do something. >> the poverty that i saw in peru in contrast with the beauty of the people and how colorful it was and all of the artistic talent there, i came back struggling with what can i do to help? >> reporter: she got to work raising money and started a nonprofit called "shopping for a change." >> so i developed a web-based platform where we sell the artisans' products. they are paid right up front. it's all fair trade. once we get everything in, i have to price it and tag it and organize it. >> reporter: her garage studio is now a stockroom. when you buy something on stacey's website, the money
does three things. it pays the artist. it supports the community project where they live. and it contributes to a u.s. nonprofit that you select when you check out. >> it's great to want to help these people in these underdeveloped countries but we also need help here at home and i didn't want to ignore that. >> reporter: while we aren't talking about huge sums of money just yet, a little goes a long way. >> when you empower a woman in a community, it tends to trickle down everywhere. >> reporter: so for improving the lives of families around the world one gift at a time, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to stacey horowitz. kate kelly, kpix 5. >> at the "shopping for a change" you can buy a necklace for a few dollars or bowls for hundreds. she expects to sell $25,000 worth of items this year. >> not bad. >> these are unique gifts you wouldn't find all over the
place. >> is it enough? >> they can sometimes educate their children with the money they make. but also, stacey is doing this all volunteer. her board is all have volunteer. the only money they pay for people is the webmasters and they are doing it at a discount. these projects, the net proceeds left over after you pay the artist, that's between u.s. nonprofits and then a project that they choose. so they have sponsored a teacher in kenya for a year. they have helped build a clean water well. so it's all going to good use. >> i think people will support these things if they know the money is going to the right place not just going to some organization. it's going to where it can do some good. >> and she wanted that same thing when she started. she wanted that transparency and she knows where everything goes. >> great. >> thank you. >> just in time for christmas. >> absolutely. >> thanks, kate. you can nominate your local hero for a jefferson aword online at kpix.com/hero.
paul deanno out in the cold this evening. paul, how are you feeling now? i know the temperature keeps going down. it's not that cold outside. somebody watching this from chicago or boston would laugh at us calling 42 cold. for us in the bay area maybe you live here because you don't get cold that often this is cold for us and it will be chilly with 20s. in castro valley we fell from 50 at the beginning of the broadcast at 5:00 down to 42. so temperatures have shot down at sundown. many locations already in the 30s. current temperatures, fairfield 35 degrees. you will be in the mid- to upper 20s tonight. oakland milder at 47 in mountain view. also checking in at 47 degrees. it's all about the freeze warning. not just for tonight. it's also for tomorrow night. two nights where we'll see a widespread freeze everywhere but the city of san francisco will be below freezing for at
least an hour or two coming up. low temperatures overnight tonight early thursday morning, it was a brisk walk to school for the kids and the parents who joined them. we are going to be down to 39 in san francisco. fremont 29. walnut creek in the 20s. north bay in the low to mid- 20s. and mountain view down to 31 degrees. speaking of school, here's our schoolcast school of the day. down to beautiful santa clara, the magnolia science academy, where the principal tells me they will be celebrating the computer science education week next week, well a pretty chilly day below freezing in the morning and only a high of 50 weather school is out in santa clara at the magnolia science academy tomorrow. tomorrow we have a big ridge of high pressure off to the west just feeding in that arctic air. the jet stream is dipping as far south as mexico. over the next couple of days we'll see the jet stream continue to be to the south. we'll be on the cold side of things and then see a little area of low pressure swing by to our north and west. as that happens, we'll get a
chance of showers. but not just rain showers. in the north bay, friday night the snow level will drop all the way down to 1,000 feet. and gradually climb back to about 2500 feet by saturday morning. bottom line, many of our higher hilltops that's you mount diablo, you mount hamilton, that's you mount tam even may see a little bit of white when the sun comes out on saturday morning and saturday afternoon. so what to expect? tonight will be even colder than what you woke up to this morning. the chill will continue throughout the day with sunshine tomorrow. and it won't be as cold on friday but that's when showers move in with increasing clouds. highs tomorrow running about 10 degrees below average that's 50 for new sunnyvale. san jose 51. fremont 50. pleasanton, fairfield, walnut creek, only the upper 40s. daly city you're going to hit 50 tomorrow. berkeley sunshine 50 degrees. kentfield 49. lakeport and clearlake staying shy of 50 degrees. here's your extended forecast. we have highs around 50 the next couple of days. that chance of showers friday night saturday morning with a low snow level. sunday will be sunny but still brisk. we won't get back to normal
until next tuesday and wednesday with highs back up near 60 degrees. we're live in castro valley tonight at the golden tee golf land. our question was, would anybody be playing golf in this weather? the answer is yes. we have courtney and charlie. one of two of six people who have golfed on this chilly wednesday night. that is your forecast live. we'll be right back with sports. ,,
11-1, the 49ers are 8-4. tho head- to-head this sunday ia game that is going to have a playoff feel we're talking golf but that's a whole different thing. we're talking football because this is the biggest game of the year for the 49ers huge and make it or break it for play- offs. >> there's a way to go. there's four games left but i think this game is big because the criticism the 49ers have is that they can't be the football team with the winning record. now, the seahawks are 11-1. the 49ers are 8-4. they go head to head this sunday in a game that's going to have a play-off feel to it especially when the normally low key head coach admits it's not just another game. >> if this doesn't fire up the fans, you know, what does? uhm -- you know, suppose abraham lincoln riding across the field with a frock and a top hat riding a horse waving an american flag, you know, that would -- i thought that
would fire them up. but if this game doesn't fire them up, people that really love football would be fired up by this matchup. >> i love the history stuff. colin kaepernick is giving the fans plenty to be fired up about recently. while the passing game is improve but nothing changes about his lack of interest in weekly press conferences. >> do you not like this? >> well, my contract is to pay football. the media is just my obligation to do. [ laughter ] >> the game is at candlestick so seattle will not have their so-called 12th man to set a new decibel level for crowd noise. the seahawks fan base is among the best in football. it includes three-year-old cali botto who knows every player on the team. >> who is the right tackle? >> the right tackle ? >> yeah [ indiscernible ] >> yeah? [ inaudible ] >> who is number 39?
>> brendan [ indiscernible ] [ inaudible ] >> who is the kinger? >> steven [ indiscernible ] >> oh, wow. >> what do we know about the 49ers? >> they're the bad guys! >> they're the bad guys, yes. >> who are the good guys, who do we like? >> the seahawks! yeah. >> ! >> okay. come on, 49er fans. there's got to be a 3-year-old out there who can rival cali. if you are there, tweet me at kpix sports. we'll find our own 12th man. palo alto high school football coach earl hanson is retiring. the long time coach spent parts of four decades with the vikings and led them to a state title in 2010. something he took for granted 30 years earlier when he had a junior by the name of jim harbaugh at quarterback. >> i was young. i thought i knew everything at the time. but obviously i knew nothing at
the time. and really was learning as i was going along. something special, you go all of a sudden, this winning stuff's easy you know and you find out as you go down the road that oh, maybe he had something to do with that. >> such a football coach, you know? such a coach and such a teacher that, uhm, may be back. it's hard to picture him not coaching. >> i tried. ♪[ music ] >> attaboy, clarence. >> it's a wonderful life, you know, with jimmy stewart and the amount of people that he impacted, uhm, it would be a very good comparison to coach hanson. >> where does he come up with this stuff?! mike tomlin did not put his best foot forward on thanksgiving. the league fined the steelers head coach are you ready for this elizabeth, $100,000! >> what?! >> for stepping on the field during a kick return by jones. hepittsburgh may have to
forfeit a draft pick. warriors flipped the scripted and turn into a best win in the last 40 years. >> this being my third year here, there has not been a bigger win when you talk about statements. >> steph curry flies by, good! >> after the warriors caught fire in the 4th they erased a 27-point deficit. they outscored toronto 42-15 in the 4th thanks to eight threes. the splash brothers combined for 26 in the final 12 minutes. golden state's largest 4th quarter comeback since jfk was in the oval office. >> lincoln, jfk. >> history and sports. >> jimmy stewart it's a wonderful life. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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